Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
September 13, 2010
You get three guesses...
Category: Toys

...why I want this figure, and they don't count if I've already told you. 😉

Golden Pharaoh

Hint: It's not because I give even the slightest crap about Golden Pharaoh as a character. Super Powers figures were not my childhood playthings!

But I do give a crap about Cobra Commander and the Baroness.

Cobra Commander and the Baroness!

I've never really cared about the 3.75" scale before, but sexy figures like these (and cheap, laughable, yet oddly appealing figures like these) are making a convert out of me. COBRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

-posted by Wes | 10:08 pm | Comments (2)
September 8, 2010
No envy here, no sir...
Category: Miscellany

Our exchanges in #db are always amusing. :mrgreen:

<Sixshot> Wes: http://www.applegeeks.com/blog/2010/09/07/back-from-dragoncon/ -- Feel the envy
<Wes> over the sonics or the Glau autograph?
<Wes> I don't want Glau's signature, I want her body
<Sixshot> Either... but still, having her autograph is better than nothin' at all ;P
<Wes> not really
<Wes> it's just ink
<Wes> running my tongue over it would not be satisfying at all
<Wes> in fact it would be markedly unpleasant

-posted by Wes | 5:01 am | Comments (2)
September 3, 2010
Lucid Dreaming with Lucy Lawless
Category: Dreams

I had my first lucid dream! Well, depending upon your definition of the term. I've had those "dreams" where I start off really thinking about a scenario and then enter it, but I've generally been in control of everything and have never lost awareness of my outer surroundings -- so those experiences have been more akin to daydreaming or fantasizing than actual, unconscious dreaming. But this time! This time I started off unaware that I was dreaming, deduced that I was dreaming, and then attempted to do things that I couldn't do when waking. How cool is that?

Okay, details. I found myself in a comic shop, and suddenly it occurred to me that I didn't remember entering the store -- I didn't even know where it was. (How have I not noticed things like this in dreams before?!) So I went to the front of the store to look outside and saw a grimy side street that suggested to me that I was in New York City, though I was aware that I might have been in any urban environment. In any case, I certainly didn't remember coming to NYC (would I have been as suspicious had I seen an area of Laurel?), so I went to ask the clerk for directions. I specifically avoided mentioning NYC, so as not to seem crazy if I was not dreaming and was actually somewhere else.

I said, "I think I got a bit mixed up on my way here. Can you direct me to...?" I let that hang, assuming he'd mention an obvious landmark that would help me to determine my location.

"Sure!" he said. "Just go left out here, then walk left down 37th. Broadway's several blocks down, and then --"

"I'm good from there, thanks!" I chirped. "I thought I was much farther down from Times Square than that, but I guess I got turned around somewhere." The clerk smiled.

I walked back towards the back of the store, now almost certain that I was dreaming. But how to test it? I didn't want to do something that would make me seem insane -- or put me in danger, since that would probably wake me up if I was dreaming or kill me if I wasn't. I decided upon a simple test: I would pinch myself.

Pinch. No pain. Pinch harder. No pain! DREAM STATE CONFIRMED! (more...)

-posted by Wes | 3:51 pm | Comments (2)
July 10, 2010
Totally Crushing: Jen Barber

And now it's time for another edition of Anime Crushes Totally Crushing, since I've renamed the category in order to accommodate whatever actresses and non-animated fictional characters I decide to spotlight in the future. (I've left the slug the same for the time being, though.)

Dreamy Jen!

Spotlighted today: the lovely Jen Barber (Katherine Parkinson) from "The IT Crowd"! Doesn't she look so sweet? (more...)

-posted by Wes | 5:24 am | Comments (12)
June 22, 2010
The Shredder Forever!
Category: Art … Toys

Shredders unite!

Had Turtles Forever featured this unholy alliance, I think the outcome would have been very different! I need to retake this picture with Metal Mutants Shredder, though... that little purple fiend definitely deserves to be included in the Shredder mashup.

-posted by Wes | 5:10 pm | Comments (3)